Topaz (fluorescent)
Cabinet, 9.4 x 7.5 x 5.0 cm
Trick or Treat Pocket, Zapot pegmatite, Gillis Range, Fitting District, Mineral Co., Nevada, USA

An unusually well-formed Topaz specimen from the spectacular October, 1999 find of American Topaz in the Trick or Treat Pocket of the ZAPOT MINE in middle-of-nowhere, Nevada. There are actually two intergrown crystals of Topaz, both of which are gemmier than they appear, and they are a very appealing seafoam-green color with just a hint of blue. The main crystal has a 8 x 7 cm face that is quite well formed, and both crystals have an intriguing golden-yellow fluorescence. Naturally, they are partially contacted in the back. NOTE: The piece has multiple repairs done by the miner (Harvey Gordon) - I am guessing 6 repairs. This is why it is not a factor of ten times more expensive. Still it displays well enough and this was a one time bonanza find, and no more have been found since!